Rogan ready for Fury fight at Odyssey

Published Friday, 13 April 2012
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Belfast heavyweight Martin Rogan says he means business ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday night.

Rogan ready for Fury fight at Odyssey
Fury and Rogan pictured at the weight in (© Pacemaker)

The weigh-in for the Irish Heavyweight Championship fight took place at the former Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices on Friday.

The fight is meant to crown the new All Ireland Heavyweight champion, although it is unclear whether the Irish boxing authorities will actually sanction its outcome following a dispute over refereeing.

Rules require a 10 round contest and a single judge, while the televised fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and three arbiters.

The 40-year-old Belfast man is the underdog against 23-year-old Tyson Fury who has an unbeaten record.

Big crowds are expected at the Odyssey Arena for the fight night, which will also feature a series of all-Irish derby clashes.

"It's a great night for boxing fans and the fans can be sure they are in for a real treat," promoter Mick Hennessy said.

Joining Tyson Fury and Martin Rogan on the night will be middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jr from Brighton, former Commonwealth champion John O'Donnell, Belfast fighters Dee Walsh, Darren Corbett, Tommy Tolan, Ciaran Healy, Marc McCullough, Conall Carmichael, along with Moses Matovu and Co Mayo's Michael Sweeney.

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2 Comments
John in Belfast wrote (957 days ago):
C'mon Tyson... beat that eejit from West Belfast...
roy in ards wrote (957 days ago):
martin you can beat tyson fury , you should have beaten saxton but for some reason you let him off the hook?come on martin do the job this time.
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